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Grace and the Rev. Jeff Wilhelm stand in the sanctuary Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Grace was diagnosed with plasma cell leukemia in 2012. The church will be holding a marrow donor registry drive today from 3 to 7 p.m. at the church, at 908 W. Oak in Greenville. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Grace Wilhelm fights plasma cell leukemia

In October 2012, Grace Wilhelm and her husband, the Rev. Jeff Wilhelm, were driving back from a prayer conference on Mackinac Island when Grace received a phone call that shook the very foundation of her life.

Tammy Hollinshead is planning the Turk Lake Haunted Days, which will be held May 1 to May 3. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Montcalm Township business owners creating a haunted festival in May

Tammy Hollinshead is planning a zombie apocalypse. Ground zero will be Turk Lake.

While discussing a potential winter festival in Greenville, the Greenville Downtown Development Authority also discussed creating beer festival with a “trail crawl” on the Fred Meijer Flat River Trail. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Is a beer or winter festival in Greenville’s future?

The Greenville Downtown Development Authority exists to improve the many facets of downtown — from the facades to the streets to the parks to the very atmosphere of downtown.

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The Right Place and Montcalm Economic Alliance sign partnership

The path to create more economic growth in Montcalm County may finally have been paved on the stable ground of a partnership that aims to bring great dividends to area businesses and residents.

On Monday, The Right Place Inc. and the Montcalm Economic Alliance announced the formation of a strategic partnership to support economic growth in Montcalm County and encourage greater regional collaboration in West Michigan.

Thursday afternoon, conditions on Johnson Road in Eureka Township were less than favorable. — Daily News

National Weather Service issues 3 weather advisories

For the past week it has been cold in Montcalm County. Very cold. Thursday and today, it was a kind of bitter and harsh cold that slaps one in the face with icy fingers. A cold that can bite and cause lasting effects if people are not careful.

The Hathaway Properties planned unit development, Cresecent View Village, will be located south and east of Maplewood and Meijer Drive. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville City Council considers Hathaway development south of Meijer

During its first meeting in 2015, the Greenville City Council started the year off by working to expand a development in the city. The City Council held a public hearing concerning a planned unit development (PUD) presented by Hathaway Properties, LLC and Leisure Living Management. The PUD is located just to the east of Meadow Ridge Apartments on the south side of Meijer Drive.

Montcalm Township Fire Department Chief Clif Dickinson and Supervisor Mike Adams check out the old pump on the back of Truck 90. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Montcalm Township Fire Department receives Ash will funds, DNR grant

Although it has taken a long time to reach them, Montcalm Township recently came into some money left to it by Stan and Blanche Ash. The township received $10,000 from the last will and testament of Blanche Ash, who wished the money would be used to support the Montcalm Township Fire Department.

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More than a food pantry: GLC Hope Ministries provides assistance, shelter

Feeding the hungry of the greater Greenville area is not the only thing GLC Hope Ministries and God’s Love Closet and Hope Rescue Mission accomplishes year-to-year.

It also houses the homeless.

Baldwin Heights Elementary School kindergarteners frolic in the “snow” set up by PTO President Ann Harvey for her annual Holiday Shop. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Baldwin Heights Holiday Shop is a memorable holiday experience

When it comes to the phrase “’Tis the season to be merry” no one takes it more seriously than Baldwin Heights Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization President Ann Harvey. Especially when it comes to giving the children a true holiday experience.

Eureka Township Supervisor Rod Roy, left, and Code Enforcement and Zoning Administrator Mark Wilkin discuss a potential rezoning request from a township resident. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Eureka Township planners consider rezoning request

Determining the proper zoning for a township is an ongoing, ever present issue for township governments, but that is the nature of the game, according to Eureka Township Supervisor Rod Roy.